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The Canucks record in the Mike Gillis era, by the numbers

For readers of this blog, it’s no secret that I’m a Mike Gillis supporter. I generally think he has been good for the Vancouver Canucks and think he has unfairly gotten a lot of bad publicity for various reasons. I made my case for the argument that he “inherited” this team and outlined his biggest contribution […]

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Canucks vs Kings Game Preview – November 9, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks California swing continues Saturday night vs the Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks have been early season road warriors, compiling a 7-2-2 record away from the friendly confines of Rogers Arena. There are no freebies in the Pacific Division! The Kings offer up another tough test for the Canucks, but I have a […]

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Canucks vs Sharks Game Preview – November 7, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks California swing starts Thursday night vs the dreaded San Jose Sharks. The Canucks have not won in San Jose for what feels like decades and will have to be at the top of their game against the dominant Sharks. Last Game The Canucks managed to salvage a point out of Phoenix with […]

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Canucks fans boo Mike Gillis, ignore reality

During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #1 The 1994 Playoff Run

It’s been a lot of fun counting down the top 10 Pavel Bure moments for VanCity Buzz and Rob The Hockey Guy but all good things must come to an end. Here now is the #1 Pavel Bure moment in a Canucks uniform: the 1994 playoff run. The spring of 1994 was the best time […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #2 Game 7 Hero

If you close your eyes and I say the name “Pavel Bure” there’s a pretty good chance you’re imagining his goal in game 7 against the Calgary Flames in 1994. Tom Larscheid immediately called it the “greatest moment in Canucks history” and he was absolutely right (hint: the #1 moment on this countdown tomorrow might […]

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Canucks vs Red Wings Game Preview – October 30, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks are on a roll and looking to push their win streak up to 5 straight with a 7:30 pm Wednesday night game vs the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena. The Canucks sport a sweet 9-4-1 record and are looking to cap off an extremely successful October with one more win. Last […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #5 Bure Dangles the Devils

Number five on our top ten list is pretty simple really. It’s a brilliant individual effort from January 29, 1994 by Pavel Bure. He turns a nothing play  into a mini breakaway and scores the nicest regular season goal as a Canuck. Bure is on a 2-on-4, does a tight turn and shakes loose future […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #6 Switching From 10 to 96

Did you know that when Pavel Bure joined the Canucks in 1991 he actually wanted to wear #96, not #10, in honour of his arrival to North America (9/6/1991)? It’s true! Pat Quinn denied him the number at the time, saying that it was a “showboat” number. He was given #10 and things worked out […]

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No Canucks No! – Revisiting the worst chant in professional sports history

The Vancouver Canucks as a professional sports team have a long and storied history which spans 43 years of legends, heroes, and traditions. The Pacific Coliseum was birthplace of towel power (now copied by every team in the league), and Rogers Arena the green men, throwing bras at Jeff Cowan, and most recently that “wooo!” […]

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